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Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice

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Last week my rice cooker went to heaven. I plugged it in like any other day to make some plain white rice to go with dinner and it sparked on me pretty good. I jumped and I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat. It blew the circuit and the rice cooker didn’t recover. That thing was good to us for many years. Rest assured, I have a backup, my Instant Pot.

Super simple protein packed Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice #stayfitmom #instantpot #macrofriendlyrecipe #instantpotrecipe

I love my Instant Pot and will never stop trying to convince you that you need one. I promise, they aren’t scary and it won’t explode on you. If you got one for Christmas and haven’t taken the time to open it up and try it, please do. You’ll be so glad you did! This new Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice recipe would be a great one to start with!

Super simple protein packed Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice #stayfitmom #instantpot #macrofriendlyrecipe #instantpotrecipe

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I started with a 5 or 6 quart Instant Pot and a few years later upgraded to the 8 quart Instant Pot. You know I like to always have leftovers so my 5qt was always full to the brim. I was a little frightened when I saw how big the 8 quart one was, but I’ve been super happy with it. Even if it takes up a lot of cabinet space. Rest assured, this recipe can be made in either a 6 or 8 quart with no problems.

Super simple protein packed Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice #stayfitmom #instantpot #macrofriendlyrecipe #instantpotrecipe

If you’re expecting the texture of this fried rice to be like the traditional you’ll be disappointed. It’s more like a chicken casserole bake. It’s delicious though and makes for great leftovers. Need to meal prep? Make this!

Super simple protein packed Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice #stayfitmom #instantpot #macrofriendlyrecipe #instantpotrecipe

Let me also warn you that you MUST rinse your rice really well to get the starch off. If you don’t you’ll for sure have mush.

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  • Reply Rebecca May 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    What type of rice do you use for this recipe?

    • Reply Krista Pool May 3, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Rebecca! I use just plain old white jasmine rice.

    • Reply Amanda May 25, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      The chicken cooks in 3 minutes? Or do you cook it ahead? Thanks.

      • Reply Krista Pool May 28, 2020 at 8:53 am

        Yes it will all cook! Set your pressure cooker for 3 minutes and between the time it takes to pressurize and cook it will be done!

  • Reply TL July 18, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    How would I cook if I don’t have a pressure cooker?

    • Reply Krista Pool July 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      You would have to do it over the stove, don’t attempt the crockpot, you’ll have mush.

  • Reply Lisa July 21, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    I looked on the MyFitnessPal App and I wasn’t able to find the marcos. Can you post them here for email me?

    • Reply Krista Pool July 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      That strange, I see it in there. Sometimes MyFitnessPal is glitchy. 250g = 336cal, 38.4c, 5.8f, & 30.7p.

  • Reply desi January 12, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you! I plan on utilizing this recipe tonight! Quick question, does the macro counts change at all if i sub the chicken for 2lbs ground instead?

    • Reply Krista Pool January 14, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      If you change the amount or type of meat, yes they change. You’d have to create a new recipe to recalculate them.

  • Reply Lindsey Meyer March 17, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Hello, have you tried this with brown rice? If so, how would that change the cook time? Thanks!

    • Reply Krista Pool March 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

      I haven’t. I’d love to hear about it if you do. I bet it would work just fine.

  • Reply Nicole February 2, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Have you ever froze this recipe? If so, at what point do you freeze it?

    Thank you!

    • Reply Krista Pool February 12, 2023 at 6:54 am

      Hi Nicole, I’m not sure I’ve froze this particular dish but I don’t see why you couldn’t. I would let it cool and then put it in an airtight container or bag.

  • Reply Carrie Nelson August 7, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Would I just cut this in half for a 3 qt insta pot?

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